Karen A. Abbott joined Pearlman, Brown, & Wax, L.L.P. in 2011 and currently serves as a Paralegal and Hearing Representative to the attorneys in the South Bay branch office.
Karen worked in the insurance industry as a licensed Health and Life Agent/Employee Benefits Consultant for 13 years. She started her career in insurance as Director of Broker Relations at a third party administrator, First Integrated Health, where she was responsible for broker relations and shock loss claim management for Maxicare Health Insurance Company. She later transitioned from TPA services to the brokerage side of the industry when she joined Dodge, Warren and Peters Insurance Services. She continued working as an employee benefits consultant at Lockton Insurance Services, Superior Benefits Insurance Services/Superior Administrators (TPA), and Houska Insurance Services.
Karen completed her paralegal studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is also a Certified Medical Bill Reviewer. She continues to expand her skill set by participating in continuing education courses on RBRVS, Medicare, IBR and legislative changes and updates.
Karen is knowledgeable with medical diagnosis, corresponding applicable treatment per ACOEM and MTUS, as well as the various fee schedules. She is responsible for lien negotiations and trial preparation in the South Bay office, as well as attending Lien Conferences at the various Boards.